Greatest Royal Rumble in Saudi Arabia

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The WWE made a decision to kick the night off with one of the event's marquee matches, Triple H Vs John Cena.

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Hopefully, the WWE will find a way to make it up to the women of the WWE.

Just like the women on the roster, Sami Zayn was apparently told that he wasn't needed for the show due to something out of his control. And it didn't work here because there were no stakes. The in-ring work was fairly methodical and Cena picked up the routine win with an Attitude Adjustment.

While the anger towards this statement is understandable, as Triple H said, nothing can be forced upon a country that has only very recently started to embrace a cultural change. This was basically a greatest hits montage from The Deadman, who picked up the win by putting both Rusev and Aiden English into the casket. Was it an in-joke for long-time wrestling fans? The match itself was really good, and Shinsuke's character work remains spot on.

According to Satin, the decision came from WWE's end, and not Zayn's, as this was similar to how the company, out of respect to Saudi Arabian culture, did not fly in or book any female performers for the Greatest Royal Rumble. Dolph Ziggler, who came in at number two lasted almost 26 minutes while Elias clocked over 30 minutes.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) def.


And that's a huge bummer for fans as the full-time talent involved in the majority of these matches deserves better. However, if you like finishing moves that don't finish the match, Lesnar vs. Reigns is for you.

Universal Championship: Steel Cage Match: Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) def. As most cruiserweight matches go, it was filled with acrobatic moments and high-risk maneuvers.

The event came at a cost that has some people doing head scratching and questioning World Wrestling Entertainment's commitment to the women's evolution as well as being LGBT friendly.

Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Seth Rollins (c) def.

Braun Strauman won the "Greatest Royal Rumble" by defeating 50 other superstars in a battle royal.

Strowman has been booked strongly since his face turn in October a year ago. The night ended in a historic fashion with WWE chairman Vince McMahon and a Saudi representative presenting Strowman the trophy and championship title. But that's not saying much when the rest of the show was mediocre and forgettable. The first one was Daniel Bryan was in the match for over an hour. It told the audience a story. But Sami Zayn was not the only current male performer from the main roster who was absent from the Greatest Royal Rumble, thus explaining numerous "surprise" entries. Why couldn't the rest of the event have done more things like this?

Leading up to the Greatest Royal Rumble, Zayn spoke as if he was going to be part of it. The "Yes!" Man will have an opportunity to get some retribution against the big man, though, when the two Superstars collide at WWE Backlash on Sunday, May 6 on WWE Network.

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